Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success. (Note: Some of the findings presented in this talk have been referenced in an ongoing debate among social scientists about robustness and reproducibility.)
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Journalist Steve Inskeep’s Jacksonland is the story of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history and constitutional crisis. As Jackson set in motion the seizure of tens of millions of acres in the Deep South, Ross tried to oppose Jackson with the U.S. legal system. A book signing will follow the program.
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